Friday, July 10, 2009


Ensorcell: English has a variety of way to create verbs from nouns beyond the current popular practice of simply the verbing the noun as shelving a proposal and clouding an issue. A suffix made popular during the last fifty years is -ize as in popularize and liberalize. Ensorcell uses the prefix en- for the same purpose, like its synonym enchant. Ensorcell shares its etymology with sorcerer.
"The Commander..."
"Is encorcelled. Nothing you can do; his mind is probably gone."
His advisers had rebounded from their brief ensorcellment.

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